Apologies to ask for something that has already been touched on.
This solution was great to read. It colors the text background in a cell, in a report, depending on the data within. This is almost, but not quite coloring the entire cell.
I have been trying for a while but at this point can I put it to the brains trust? (ie you)
In old school language, what I'm after is
<TABLE border=1 bgcolor=#FFFFFF>
<TD>my first table</TD>
<TD bgcolor=#00FF00>my first table</TD>
...which colors one entire cell, rather than just the white behind the text.
FYI, I would then go to make this conditional depending on the data in the cell - Effectively becoming the Excel stype Conditional formatting.
This might help
Using the same concept, I've done a similar thing with more selectivity regarding which cells
BTW - much better to ask using a new thread than hijack an old one, so well done.
Things change over time anyway, or techniques improve.